Hess and Co. is Lexington, Virginia’s premier jewelry store. Family owned and operated.  We offer a committment to customer service and a passion for creative design. We feature a wide variety of traditional and custom jewelry to satisfy special events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and graduations.

We have a full repair and custom design department on premise with an experienced jeweler. Hess & Co. is proud to have been hand selected by IJO (Independent Jewelers Organization) to be Lexington’s only Master IJO Jeweler.

Hess is located at 22 South Main Street in historic downtown Lexington, Virginia

We are open Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm and closed Sunday.


The first Hess shop was established by Michael J. Hess in 1884, was destroyed by fire in 1910. Soon after another family member Robert Hess, opened R.L. Hess & Brother at another Main Street Location,while Micheal Hess opened a jewelery repair business in the stable behind the family home.

William L. Hess purchased the the business from Robert Hess in 1925. His son, W.L. “Bill” Hess, was the third generation to own the store, followed by W.L. “Skip” Hess.

Skip Hess retired from the business in April 2009 and sold the business to Eddie and Barbara Clowser.

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